My speech at Labour’s Care for the NHS rally in London

When it comes to social care, the Government is passing the buck, dodging the blame and handing the bill to those who can least afford it.

Theresa May is loading the burden of her government’s failure to fund social care and dignity for the elderly on to councils. Raising council tax to pay for social care means the Government doesn’t have to pay a penny.

This Tory Government is letting down older people. Billions are available for tax giveaways to corporations while many elderly people are left without support because of Government cuts to social care.

It is grotesque that cuts to social care for those ‘just about managing’ are subsidising corporation tax cuts for the largest companies and banks.

From Brexit, to schools, to the NHS and social care, this government is just about mismanaging everything it does.